From digest.v7.n1481 Wed Apr 8 22:33:05 1998
From: "Tarun Kundhi" <julie-tarun_at_erols.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 21:41:54 -0400
Subject: RE: Radar detectors
The ads are correct the V1 is the BEST by far. I owned the original Escort
(sold) and Passport (stolen), both were the best back in the 80's. I tried
various other models but was never impressed enough to purchase them. Two
years ago, prior to a vacation across the US, I bought a V1, I figured if I
didn't like it I would send it back after the trip. The trip was scheduled
for 21 days and Valentine gives you a 30 day money back guarantee. Well,
the V1 was great, over 7,000 miles in less than three weeks. I think the
greatest features are the range and the radar locator, you quickly learn how
to identify X-band false alarms from actual radar (because of the locator).
We often set the cruise at 100mph between cities out west and had plenty of
warning even from instant-on radar. My fiancée got the only ticket of trip
on the last day in Ohio. She use to cruise in left lane. Well, she got
shot with instant on, no warning! Now she understands why I kept saying
only use the left lane to pass. BTW, the day she got nailed was the Sunday
before Labor Day. High risk for speeders on big travel holidays.
If you drive intelligently, and understand how to properly use a radar
detector, the V1 will not let you down. And I can tell you from experience
that it will provide you with far superior performance than any other
detector on the market today. I use the concealed display and have often
slowed down because of a warning, only to watch another car w/ another brand
of detector continue down the road only to nail the breaks 5 -10 seconds
later. That additional amount of warning is worth the money in my book. A
ticket will cost you a lot more, in the long run.
Just remember, no radar detector will save you from all radar traps or other
forms of speed enforcement. It is definitely not a license to speed, but
used effectively it can help you avoid most radar traps.
Just my opinion,
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Used the V1 on recent trip to Indy, no tickets!